Anjuara Khatun, 9, is a bright student. However, for the past two weeks, she hasn’t been able to attend classes because her school is submerged under flood waters.
Despite that, Anjuara has been able to keep up with her studies, thanks to a floating school that holds classes on a boat for students of inundated schools in Assam’s Barpeta district. “Our school in Tapajuli Char is under water.
Nearly 60 students of three primary schools located on Mazidbitha, Bheragaon and Tapajuli ‘chars’ (sandbars) in Barpeta district benefit from the novel initiative.
Classes on the boat are held for two hours every afternoon. The boat travels to the three ‘chars’ to pick students up from their marooned homes.
Read more of this novel initiative in a report by Utpal Parashar in Hindustan Times. Some excellent photographs also published in this report....